Wheels For The World

A Birthday Present From Jesus... Wrapped in Your Prayer!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 26, 2015
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Pablo receiving his gift of a pediatric wheelchairPablo and his parents, Luis and Jalina, live in Cuba. His disability has threatened his life several times, and it’s a miracle he’s even alive. Then something special happened on the day of his 10th birthday. Your prayers opened the windows of heaven with a gift only God could give! Pablo’s parents are strong Christians and have relied upon Christ for strength, faith and patience through­out Pablo’s life. His disability has been a great test, though they trust God and know He is in control. Yet, even with great faith, Pablo’s dad Luis admitted, “We never prayed for a wheelchair for Pablo because we didn’t believe it was possible!” Because God works through the power of your prayer, Pablo received the greatest birthday gift ever, straight from his Heavenly Father: A beautiful wheelchair, cus­tom-fit – perfect for his needs, safe and comfortable. “This wheelchair you have given us is a demonstration of God’s love and mercy – and the love and mercy of every person who had a part in sending it!” said Luis. “Through this gift you have given in...

Through Your Prayers, Lives Are Being Changed All Over the World!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 22, 2015
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Aldea in her new pediatric wheelchairYour prayers truly are powerful and effective! Just ask a mother like Sylvia who lives in Romania. Her little girl, Aldea, was born with a disability, in a country where help is not readily available. Here’s Sylvia’s story, but it’s really your story too … because it began with your powerful and effective prayer! “Joni and Friends is coming!” Among mothers of children with disabilities, word spread like wildfire in the small village where Sylvia and Aldea live. Wheelchairs for our children! The news was almost too good to be true. “I always hoped to find a wheelchair somewhere, somehow – but they are very expensive and we could never afford one,” explained Sylvia. “For years we have carried Aldea, but now that she’s 5 years old, that’s impossible.” Because she has never had the right seat, she can’t sit up for more than 10 minutes at a time. So even though she is bright and curious, Aldea has spent most of her time in bed. Your prayers sent exactly the right wheelchair for Aldea! Joni and Friends’ Wheels for the World ...

You Send So Much More Than a Wheelchair

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 14, 2015
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Obed hearing the Gospel from Wheels for the World team memberWhen you send a Bible and a wheelchair overseas to a child with a disability, the spiritual impact is life-changing for every member of the family! Recently, Obed brought his little son Johnson to receive a wheelchair from Wheels for the World. “I need God’s help to be the right kind of father to my family,” he shared with our team members. “My cul­ture says my son is worthless. I need a new kind of wisdom. The Bible that you gave was opened to 2 Corinthians 5:17: ‘Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!’” Obed received the word of God hungrily and a Gos­pel bracelet helped to make the steps to salvation clear. With tiny Johnson looking on from his new wheelchair, Obed eagerly prayed to receive...

God Uses Your Faith to Change Lives

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 5, 2015
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boy receiving pediatric wheelchair in ugandaEvery time you send out the Gospel, your faithful­ness is used by God to transform lives. Macline is a woman in Uganda who had heard about Jesus, but didn’t know Jesus. She’s also the mother of 7-year-old Dorothy, who is disabled. “People in my village laugh at Dorothy,” she told us. “They don’t want to be near us or accept us.” Macline experienced just the opposite at a Wheels for the World outreach! Dorothy was shown love and tender care as a brand-new pediatric wheelchair was carefully fitted for her. How did Macline respond? “Through the love you have shown us and what God has done for...

Thank You for Giving Children a Life-Changing Gift

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 12, 2015
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Alejandro and his parentsWhen Alejandro was born with a disability, his parents fell to their knees in despair. In their country of Cuba, poverty presses down hard and medical help is scarce. Wheelchairs for a child like Alejandro are rare – scarcely available and impossible to afford...

With God, All Things are Possible!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Feb. 5, 2015
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Cusmaylin in a new wheelchairCusmaylin is four years old. Unable to walk and blind since birth, she lays on the floor while her mother Sylvia works. There is a school nearby, but without mobility there is no hope Cusmaylin can attend. “I read in the Bible that God can do anything,” Sylvia said, “But here in my country, a wheelchair is only for the rich. Even God can’t change that.” Sylvia prayed for help, but her circumstances seemed impossible and her hope grew dimmer and dimmer with each passing day. “What is impossible with man is possible with God,” says Luke 18:27. And when you pray – God moves! Recently this truth came alive through Wheels for the World when the miracle of a wheelchair was rolled out for Cusmaylin. It was a brand-new, spiffy red and white Regency Pediatric Wheelchair with all the bells and whistles, including an attachable desk just...

Thank You, Awana Kids!

  • By: Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Jan. 30, 2015
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Joni and Awana Kids!Recently the local chapter of Awanas decided to make Wheels for the World their missions project – after working hard doing chores in the home, the yard, and the neighborhood, these boys and girls collected enough money to sponsor five pediatric wheelchairs! (Every time a kid brought in their earnings, they...

Because of You, Victoria Can Attend School!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 9, 2014
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Regina and Victoria with Victoria's new wheelchairEvery day, Regina lifts her 6-year-old daughter Victoria onto her back and heads for the local roadside stand where she sells salt, onions, and peppers in Ghana. Victoria has cerebral palsy and is unable to walk on her own. But Regina can’t afford a wheelchair for Victoria – such a thing costs more money than Regina earns in a year. If Victoria had a wheelchair, she could go to a local school, but instead she sits by the road as her mother sells what she can to keep them going another day. But on a recent Wheels for the World outreach, Regina’s prayers were answered. Victoria received a new pediatric wheelchair that will make it possible for her to attend school. “Jesus tells us that He will not leave us or forsake us,” said Regina. “Today this wheelchair you have given us is a manifestation of His love and His word coming true. You have lifted us from shame and placed God’s love on our lives!” Thank you for your prayers and ministry partnership that reach...

100,000 Wheelchairs Sent by You

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 25, 2014
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Ebenezer in his new wheelchairEbenezer attending school for the first time
When 5-year-old Ebenezer in Ghana, Africa received the gift of mobility, it marked a milestone for our ministry – it was the 100,000th wheelchair delivered through Wheels for the World. With your faithful prayers and generous support, God has brought joy and hope to thousands. Thank you!

Give The Perfect Gift…and Transform a Life! 

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 20, 2014
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Sheara in her new Regency Pediatric WheelchairFinding just the right gift can be a challenge. However, for a child with a disability, what could be a more perfect gift than a wheelchair to show God’s love in a tangible way? Listen to three-year-old Sheara’s story. Soon after she was born, her father abandoned her. Because she had a disability, he wouldn’t care for her. Sheara’s mother, Evelyn was left alone to provide for her little girl. She worked in the fields under the scorching sun with Sheara wrapped on her back. Evelyn had little hope for her daughter’s future… until your love sent the perfect gift that changed everything! A Wheels for the World team brought wheelchairs to their tiny village. “The news about Joni and Friends gave me hope for the first time since Sheara was born!” said Evelyn. She watched with joy as her daughter was seated in a beautiful new pediatric wheelchair. This Christmas, you can give the perfect gift … a gift that changes lives! Just $150 sends a wheelchair to a disabled...

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